Nutrition in the elderly

Melissa McGee, Gordon L. Jensen

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Abstract

Older people are growing in prevalence and their nutrition-related concerns adversely impact upon health, function, and life quality. Changes in body composition and organ system function alter nutrient requirements. The purpose of this review is to examine changes in nutritional requirements with aging and to highlight practical approaches to nutritional screening, assessment, and intervention. A multidisciplinary approach with individualized care is recommended, Health care providers who work with older people must be attentive to nutrition, because appreciable comorbidity and unfavorable outcomes may accompany either under- or overnutrition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-380
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of clinical gastroenterology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000

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Overnutrition
Nutritional Requirements
Nutrition Assessment
Body Composition
Malnutrition
Health Personnel
Comorbidity
Quality of Life
Food
Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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McGee, Melissa ; Jensen, Gordon L. / Nutrition in the elderly. In: Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 2000 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 372-380.
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